Tired of Wrinkly Neck?
Comfortable & Effective Wrinkle Smoothening for Lines and Wrinkles
Non-surgical face lifting refers to skin tightening technologies which tone, lift, and contour the face and neck without surgery. These technologies can re-build collagen, condense unwanted fat, and tighten the superficial muscular layer of the skin. Specifically, these technologies tighten loose skin on the brows, eyelids, the jowls and neck, and under the chin.
Fundamentally, all skin technology uses focused deep heat to achieve skin tightening. Currently, there are three ways of achieving the skin tightening: laser, radiofrequency (RF), and ultrasound. Each modality targets different depths of the skin, emits different type of heat patterns, and thus produce different clinical benefits for different conditions.
Commonly, combination of laser, radiofrequency, and ultrasound produce faster and better results. And further combining with botox and fillers create the best overall results.
Wrinkle Smooth is a collagen regenerative therapy combining injection of PRP factors and application of fractional microneedling radiofrequency.
The treatment first starts with the fractional radiofrequency technology of gold plated microneedles to deliver simultaneous bidirectional radiofrequency and low level light to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. The treatment is then followed by injection of PRP derived regenerative growth factors, blood derived stem cells, and scaffolding effects of hyaluronic acid. Combination depths of deep to superficial layers of skin are gently stimulated for effective collagen remodeling.
This procedure is particularly suitable for thick-skin and thin skin, heat-tolerant individuals who desire successive treatments for best results.
- Smoothening out resting lines better and longer than Botox
- Improves wrinkles with less downtime than resurfacing laser
- Treats lines faster than skin meds and peels
- Regenerate superficial and deep collagen more comfortably than skin tightening technology
- Lifts cheeks and nasolabial folds
- Appropriate for successive treatments for the heat tolerant individuals
- Suitable for all skin types
2. Large pores
3. Acne scar
4. Inflammatory acne
5. Cheek lifting
6. Nasolabial Prominence
2. Patients in good healthy conditions
3.Stable weight without frequent or excess weight gain or loss
2. Patients with low blood sugar, dehydration, acute disease, autoimmune disorder, blood disorder, cancer, or on bleeding thinning medications.
After the skin is anesthetized with topical medicine and cleansed with disinfectants, the targeted areas are marked.
The transducers are the then applied onto the skin to emit diffuse electrical energy to the superficial and medium depths of the skin. Multiple passes are performed in a directional lifting manner. Heat sensation will be felt.
Generally, a combination package treatment is required.
The treatment takes about half hour in an outpatient clinic setting.
Oral anesthesia may be used.
Following local anesthesia, fillers are injected slowly and retrograde in low pressure settings to slowly, incrementally, and gradually restore the lost volume of the targeted skin sites.
Generally, several sessions are required.
Results are more precise, longer lasting, and more complete when injections are done in stages. Specific areas of collagen or fat loss are the addressed with serial sessions monthly injections. The treatments are sized to your dimensions and customized to your specific facial needs.
All unused prepared or mixed medicine must be packaged and labeled with the recipient patient’s identification.
The treatment takes about half hour in an outpatient clinic setting.
Local anesthesia is used.
2. Reduced pore size
3. Improved acne scar
4. Improved inflammatory acne
How many shots are used?
The number of pulses will vary between 900 to 1200. The energy targets only the necessary areas of sufficient collagen depth. Areas with thin collagen or absent fibromuscular layer will often further flatten down with heat energy and thus intense energy to the deep depth to these areas is not needed.
Do more pulses, shots, or lines make better results?
The short answer is “yes” for areas where one wants flattening. The answer is “no” for areas where one does not want loss of volume.
For these areas which excess plumpness or volume is not desired, more energy via more pulses, shots, or lines to these areas will flattening the areas down.
Areas where plumpness or volume is not desirable and thus enhanced energy may be warranted include:
- lower cheeks
- nasolabial prominence
- double chin.
For areas which plumpness or volume is not desired, more energy via more pulses, shots, or lines to these areas will actually decrease the flattening the areas down, and produce more hollowed appearance.
Areas where plumpness or volume is to be maintained and thus excessive energy is not warranted include:
- upper cheeks
With combination technique, both ultrasound and radiofrequency energies are performed, all on areas where flattening where contraction is desired. Combination results are better than single modality ultrasound or radiofrequency alone.
Thus, where the skin tightening is targeted affects the aesthetic outcome and can either rejuvenate or age your look!
Does skin tightening with a single modality of laser, radiofrequency, or ultrasound provide the best skin tightening result?
The short answer is combination technique, not single modality, produce the best results.
- focused columns of superficial heat energy, with gaps of no energy between columns
- targets superficial collagen
- uniform, radiant, circumferential, wavelike heat without gaps
- targets deep collagen and fat more comfortably
- focused columns of deep heat energy, with gaps of no energy between columns
- targets deep collagen and muscle with intense heat.
- While ultrasound can also be used for fat, monoploar radiofrequency provides far more uniform heat for better fat reduction.
The efficacy of skin tightening depends on:
- Levels of heat: superficial heat(superficial collagen), deep focused heat(deep collagen and muscle), and deep radiant heat(fat contraction).
- Amount of heat
- Sessions of heat
- Combined treatment with other modalities such as laser, radiofrequency, botox, and fillers.
The results will be seen instantly as well as gradually in weeks. After the swelling subsides with few days, the results will look more and more natural.
Temporary swelling, soreness, and mild bruising are expected. Gravity dependent areas may have more temporary swelling.
Prescription pain medications are generally not needed.
Healthy eating and exercise are helpful to enhance results.
Further treatment may be recommended to further results.
Message to the areas three times a day for three days to improve evenness.
Ice pack to the areas for the first two days to reduce swelling
Heat pads to the areas for the subsequent two days to expedite the resolution of any bruising.
Our Arcadia Skin Tightening Clinic serves Arcadia, Pasadena, Alhambra, San Gabriel Valley, Los Angeles County and also patients from all around the world. Please set up your personal consultation today.